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[07/17/17 - 09:01 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere Original Limited Documentary Series "The Murder of Laci Peterson" on August 15
The series explores the infamous Scott Peterson trial, the case that destroyed a family, gripped a nation and defined an era, as a vehicle for understanding America's criminal justice system and the ways in which outside influences can affect that system.







MURDER OF LACI PETERSON, THE (A&E)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/15/17 - 9/19/17
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2016-2017 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (6 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from A&E's press release, July 2017) A&E Network will premiere the new six-episode, limited documentary series, "The Murder of Laci Peterson" showcasing new interviews with Scott Peterson himself from prison. The series explores the infamous Scott Peterson trial, the case that destroyed a family, gripped a nation and defined an era, as a vehicle for understanding America's criminal justice system and the ways in which outside influences can affect that system."The Murder of Laci Peterson" is set to premiere Tuesday, August 15 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. The mystery of Laci Peterson's disappearance on Christmas Eve 2002 captivated the nation. Eight months pregnant, she vanished without a trace.Her body and that of her unborn child, Conner, appeared four months later on the shores of the San Francisco Bay causing a media frenzy on both a local and national level. To this day, no one knows exactly when, where or how she died, only that her husband Scott Peterson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, despite the absence of DNA evidence or eyewitness testimony.Scott Peterson's conviction was less a tribute to the efficacy of the legal system than it was a case study for the overwhelming power of modern media to deliver the facts of news in a way that creates irresistible tabloid fodder.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Amy Savitsky as EP (A&E)
· Banks Tarver as EP
· Brad Abramson as EP (A&E)
· Elaine Frontain Bryant as EP (A&E)
· Emily Flood as EP (A&E)
· John Marks as EP
· Ken Druckerman as EP
· Po Kutchins as EP
· Shareen Anderson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BQE Films
· Left-Right Productions